Even going off of only the stuff that the general public knows about him, Vince McMahon has led an interesting life. He’s the head of the WWE and the man who turned the World Wrestling Federation into a full-blown phenomenon, he’s somehow friends with our idiot president, and he could probably send a text message to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson whenever he wants and still get a response. That last bit alone makes his story worthy of a movie, and now Deadline is reporting that Sony and TriStar are developing a Vince McMahon biopic.
Called Pandemonium, the movie counts WWE Studios president Michael Luisi among its producers, which means it’s at least somewhat “official,” and it will be directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra. Deadline says the movie will cover McMahon’s “ascension in the wrestling business,” but it doesn’t offer a lot of specific details about what Pandemonium will be about. In theory, it will require a lot of actors to play iconic wrestling superstars, since you can’t tell Vince McMahon’s story without having Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, or Dwayne Johnson popping up from time to time.
The question, then, is how far these cameos will go. Will Pandemonium include Donald Trump as a character? And if so, can we please get an extended sequence where he’s hit with a Stone Cold Stunner?